Saturday’s Scores From the Sun Belt
It was a nail biting weekend in the Sun Belt Conference.
Of the six games played, five were decided by either three points or less or in overtime.
You can read about the Cajuns' win over Georgia Southern here.
In other games:
UTA 61, COASTAL CAROLINA 58---Radshad Davis hit a three pointer from the baseline with 1.8 seconds remaining to give the Mavericks (7-11, 2-2 Sun Belt) the win and a sweep of their road trip to the Carolinas. Edric Dennis lead UTA with 19 points in a tight game that saw a dozen lead changes in the second half alone. TiAndre Jackson-Young nailed five triples and scored 16 points. Zac Cuthbertson led Coastal (7-10, 1-3) with 17 points.
TROY 90, ARKANSAS STATE 85 (OT)--B. J. Miller scored a career high 21 points to help the Trojans (9-7, 2-2 Sun Belt) to the road win. Miller took a charge and hit a layup to force the overtime and his bucket with 1:42 left in the extra period gave Troy the lead for good. Jordan Varnado scored 27 to lead the Trojans, while Ty Cockfield led Arkansas State (8-9, 2-2) with 31 points.
TEXAS STATE 70, APPALACHIAN STATE 69--Tre'Larenz Nottingham and Nijal Pearson each scored 16 points as Texas State held on in Boone for the road win. Jaylen Shead's three pointer with 3:00 left gave the Bobcats (14-3, 3-1 Sun Belt) the lead for good. App State (5-12, 0-4) rallied to take the lead, 57-56 with 6:44 to go and the game stayed tight the rest of the way. Isaac Johnson had a double double with 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Mountaineers.
GEORGIA STATE 74, ULM 73--D'Marcus Simonds scored on a controversial layup with 0.9 seconds remaining to help the Panthers (13-4, 4-0) stay unbeaten in league play. ULM had battled back from a 21 point deficit to take the lead on Daishon Smith's layup with just over four seconds left. Simonds got the inbounds pass and went the length of the floor and the officials overlooked an obvious traveling call and counted the final shot. The officiating crew was given a one game suspension by the league for what was termed an "egregious error." J. D. Williams scored 19 points to lead the Warhawks (9-7, 2-2), who lost their second straight buzzer beater. Simonds had 28 points for the Panthers.
LITTLE ROCK 91, SOUTH ALABAMA 62--In the league's only lopsided game, the Trojans raced out to a 52-32 halftime lead and cruised to their second straight win. Deondre Burns led a balanced attack with 22 points as Little Rock (7-10, 2-2 Sun Belt) placed four in double figures. South Alabama (9-8, 2-2) couldn't overcome the Trojans' hot shooting (30-49) from the field in the contest. Trhae Mitchell led the Jaguars with 22 points.